Taryn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Taryn
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- Comments and insights on the name Taryn: | Edit
This name sort of sounds like a combination of Tara and Kristin to me.
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First Taryn I ever met was a male! Argh! Hehe
The first time I saw this name was on one of those "It's a girl" signs people put outside their house. I rememer thinking it was an odd name, but my friend thought it was comon because she had a neighbor with that name. I fell in love with the sound of it instantly because I had already loved the male name Torin for a girl and thought this was a cute variation.
I have no idea where I got the name Tarryn (my variation of the name), but I loved it so much and now that's my daughter's name :) I felt it was cute, spunky, and original. She absolutely lives up to the name Tarryn because the is constantly tearing up any paper she can get her hands on! I think it will fit her from now until she is a grown women, and she won't fall into the black hole of "dime a dozen" names.
My best friend's name is Taryn and she loves it! I really like the name too. I don't really like it as a male's name because its kind of like the Addison, Mackenzie names and its just too girly to be used for a boy.
As a kid, I was told that I was named after the actress Taryn Powers. She was the daughter of Tyrone Powers, a fairly famous actor back in the 1940's-1950's I think. Supposedly, Tyrone intended to name his child Tyrone Jr., but when a girl was born, he feminized his name and created Taryn. It would explain why you don't see the name Taryn come up prior to the 1950's. I love feeling like my name is fairly new and rare. Growing up, other kids talked about how they wanted to change their names. I never did. It looks good in print. It's very strong, but the "y" gives it a feminine edge. In a classroom full of Jennys, Kristys, Brookes, etc. (popular names of the 80's), it made me feel special. Just some things to note though: people will constantly misspell and mispronounce it. If you're the kind of person who takes that stuff personally, this might not be the name you want. I think when people see a different name, their nerves direct them to saying something that remotely sounds similar and familiar rather than risk the humiliation of stumbling over two syllables. Some of the alternate names people have called me: Karen, Terri, Tara, Theresa (yes I know, it looks/sounds nothing like Taryn but it happens), Terence (again, I know), Ta-Ryan, Tehran, Tar-Rein, and Erin. People also often ask me if I'm Irish based on the "ryn" ending of the name. Regardless, I love my name and wouldn't change it. Over the years, a number of pregnant women have asked me to clarify the spelling and say they'd name their daughters Taryn. My favorite thing about my name is that my husband likes to tell people that the name is what first caught his eye. We met at a work event, and all the of the function's attendees were listed on a board. My husband says my name just jumped out at him. He had never seen it before and found himself seeking me out because he was very curious to find out what a "Taryn" looked like.
- Nicknames for Taryn: | Edit
Tari, Ari, Aryn, Taz/Tazie/Tazza, Tash, Aerie, Tarzan, Tarynsaurus Rex, Tine, TarBear, TT
- Meanings and history of the name Taryn: | Edit
The name, Taryn, is usually known to mean 'Thunder'. English and Welsh in origin meaning "from a high rocky cliff"
- Famous real-life people named Taryn: | Edit
Actress Taryn Manning, Shoe designer Taryn Rose, WWE Diva Taryn Terrell, renowned photographer Taryn Simon, actress/producer Taryn Powers
- Taryn in song, story & screen: | Edit
Taryn, friend of Jean Grey and Scott Summers in the animated series "X-Men: Evolution"
Global Popularity of the Name Taryn
- #243 in Canada (Alberta)
- #265 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #489 in United States